On Christmas Eve, people enjoy delicious meals and exchange gifts. There are Christmas delicacies that include homemade classic plum cakes, cupcakes, and muffins. Children are flooded with gifts and new outfits. They also get to see ‘Santa Claus,’ who welcomes them with hugs and gifts and is clothed in a fluffy red and white suit. But, sometimes hosting a Christmas family gathering for a few of your closest relatives might be stressful enough.
We have got a story of a spouse inviting his family to spend Christmas with them for five days. However, one lady who has a full-time job, has to look after a child and is 6 months pregnant, discovered that now she has a new responsibility. It turns out that her spouse, whose father died a year ago, has taken over as the family head. So, without consulting his wife, he decided it would be a fantastic idea to invite twenty-six of his family members over for a 5-day Christmas feast.
As you would expect, this did not sit well with the woman who expressed her concerns in this r/AITA post seeking guidance. So, let’s read the story:
The family conflict arose after the husband invited his 26 family members for a 5-day Christmas party without informing his pregnant and working wife.
So, the woman decided to start an AITA thread to see what people had to say about it.
Every Christmas Eve, the entire family gathered at the house.
Well, this is the case in almost every household where the entire family gathers and enjoys.
Husband made the decision to organize a Christmas party.
He sent invitations to the entire family.
Husband took on the role of Head of the Family.
A conflict arises between the spouses.
But the husband was clearly being selfish here.
We are all aware that when we have to take a leave from the office, more tasks await us the next day.
The wife insisted that the party should be canceled.
My spouse thinks I made it appear as if he had no power.
It’s a daunting task to manage so many things at the same time.
Sounds a bit harsh but she was panicked.
The woman refused to apologize.
The husband should have consulted with her first.
To cut a long story short:
Everything had to be handled by the woman on her own.
Christmas Eve is one of the most awaited times of the year and it is intended to be a pleasurable moment for many families. It is also a time where conflicts between families arise and tensions are common. In fact, a survey of over 2,000 adults from the UK, revealed that family fights are the most stressful element of Christmas, with more than three quarters (76 percent) of respondents stating that this has a detrimental influence on their mental wellness throughout the holiday season.
As if the tension wasn’t already at an all-time high, there are plenty of other factors that will spoil the 2021 Christmas season. For starters, global supply chain disruptions have led several goods to be out of stock and others to skyrocket in price. Furthermore, you are not the only one who spent extra on a Christmas tree this year. According to manufacturers, Christmas tree demand is at an all-time high this year, so if you didn’t acquire yours around Thanksgiving, you’re out of luck.
Many strangers shared their experiences similar to this scenario on the post:
Well, the situation seems terrible.
If you’ve ever been in a similar situation, please share your story in the comments area below. Also, don’t forget to express your opinions on what you would do if you were in this woman’s shoes.